(NEW YORK) — Lady Gaga‘s turning the criticism about her weight gain into a tool to help others. Tuesday on her social networking site, LittleMonsters.com, she launched a Body Revolution section to “inspire bravery” and “celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws.’”
She also posted a picture of herself, eyes closed, wearing a bra and panties, with the caption: “Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15.” She’s encouraging her fans to do the same.
“Hey Guys its Gaga,” she wrote. “Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities.”
Hundreds of people responded in the little more than the first four hours that Gaga’s posts went up. One fan wrote, “I LOVE YOU. I have struggled with weight and eating issues my whole life. Your honesty and bravery make [sic] is better and for all of us. You are beautiful — today, yesterday and tomorrow.”
The 26-year-old pop star made headlines last week after photos of her performing in Amsterdam showed her figure looking fuller than it has in the past. The pop star said recently that she’s gained “like 25 pounds” and is dieting but noted, “I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second.”
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Jennifer Graham, Deseret News
Sierra Oshrin, KBOI TV